Senate Page Application
Exceptional high school juniors with a passion for public service are strongly encouraged to apply for the U.S. Senate Page Program. Successful applicants will play a central role in the day-to-day operation of the Senate, as well as experience the debates of the Senate firsthand. Former Pages have gone on to work at the highest levels both inside and outside of government and the program is an excellent opportunity to begin a career in public service.
order for your application to be considered you must:
- Be a junior in high school.
- Be 16 or 17 years old.
- Have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
- Be an Illinois Resident.
- Be a U.S. Citizen.
Pages are appointed for one academic semester, or for one of the two shorter summer sessions.
Pages will perform a variety of tasks in the Senate, such as delivering correspondence and legislative materials within Congress, taking messages from members and preparing the Senate Chamber for sessions.
|Fall Session||September 2022 - January 2023||July 31, 2022|
|Spring Session||January - May 2023||October 15, 2022|
|Summer Session I||June – July 2023||March 31, 2023|
|Summer Session II||July – August 2023||March 31, 2023|
Pages must live in the Daniel Webster Senate Page Residence. Alternative living arrangements may only be made in the summer, when pages may live with a parent or relative in the area. Details of alternative arrangements must be submitted in writing by a parent or legal guardian and be approved by the Page Program Director.
Webster Hall is located just two blocks away from the Hart Senate Office Building, right on Capitol Hill. Pages share furnished rooms designed for four to six occupants. Mobile phones are not permitted, but each room is equipped with a landline phone. One floor of Webster Hall is designated for young men and the other for young women. Four proctors reside within the building and supervise the Pages. United States Capitol Police maintain a 24-hour security desk and require an ID to enter. Breakfast and dinner will be provided.
Pages are given a stipend calculated from a $33,488 annual salary. Living and food costs are deducted from the stipend. Living costs are $780 per month, with a $250 refundable deposit.
Pages must have existing health insurance or enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.
If appointed for a semester of the academic year, Pages will attend early morning classes at the United States Senate Page School, which is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Completion of a day’s academic work is required to start work in Congress. Classes start at 6:15am and curfew is at 9:00pm Sunday through Thursday and 10:00pm Friday and Saturday. However, Pages are required to stay in the Senate until it is adjourned, which can be well after curfew.
Pages must provide their own matte black, close-toed, laced, flat heeled shoes as well as plain, black, cotton socks.
Without exception, students must be fully vaccinated in order to be appointed as a page. Pages who become eligible for a booster shot while enrolled in the program will be required to receive one from the Office of Attending Physician or other medical provider.